The Protonium Crisis, Part one: MLC Icon-1
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It is nine months since the massive atack of extraction sites on Mars by The Infected. The situation with the crisis resulted temporary respite in strained relations between E14 and CF-Alliance. Both factions are saving their protonium stocks and working on their own plans of dealing with a bigger threat.
E14 has relaunched megabot program: Everyone, including veterans who already has numerous battles using megabots is going through renewed pilot training on simulators. Huge armored bodies, even bigger this time, are awaiting protonium crystals at Combat Robot Facility. However, neither of those has been seen in real engagement, but in custom made battlefield simulation scenarios. Meanwhile, E14 robocraft carriers with regular low CPU army has been attacked during landing on Mars. Opened window has detected multiple debris of Kiryxes lying around in deserts of Mars, and another Advent being constructed underground...
It's a bit of mystery what is on Reader's mind, the leader of CF-Alliance. Of course he doesn't give up on Mars, but something had changed after CF-Alliance successfully repelled E14 on ESS Vanguard crash site and salvaged the fallen ship's central core. Besides classified navigation routes through the Twin Jet Nebula it contains different usefull information. Also, it appeared that Vanguard's protonium reactor was manualy overcharged by its crew members and all generating energy was directed to power its fusion discs, resulting complete burn of all shield modules after the jump. That includes the shields that were securing the reactor itself. Reactor explodes on a course to Earth, pilots attempt a dead stick landing, but they fail. The question is, why they had to fortify their shield and go beyond its limits?
Meanwhile on Mars, abandoned to the mercy of fate, commanders of remaining forces of E14 and CF-Alliance decided to work together against infected robots. Together they have formed MLC (Mars Liberation Coalition), they believe they can turn the tide by a combined effort. Their headquarters is located on the air base, Icon-1, that was built from scrap. Known weapons were inneffective against infected robots, so all former E14 and CF-Alliance engineers started upgrading their weaponary first. They currently develop new railguns with a higher penetration power that could go through The Harbinger's or even Advent's shield.
The Harbinger, The Beginning
Scouting mission [Scout-11]
Visual contact [Scout-13b]
Protonium crisis chapters:
Part one: MLC Icon-1
Part Two: Dirty Workers